a first and a top ten

Hi friends!

So, that time I started a blog? That’s now. And it’s a little strange. It’s like a diary you’re okay with everyone reading.

Instead of starting my first post all about me and why I wanted to make a blog (which is great and all, but that can come later), I wanted to show you guys my top ten favorite wedding photos!

Jade and Matthew McCully (of Jade and Matthew Take Pictures in Savannah, Georgia) captured the spirit of the day perfectly. And I’m so glad we have these amazing pictures to look at because I have a hard enough time believing that I got to marry such a stud! Wedding pictures are worth the investment, y’all.

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One thing I really remember from the whole day was the light; it was bright, soft, and perfect. I love this shot of my girls and my mom helping me get ready. The light filled that hotel room and I’ve never felt more peaceful.

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Speaking of my girls – this photo right here. Aren’t they beautiful? Their personalities are shining in this picture and every day. My heart is full.

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How pretty are these barn doors that are adorned with Gray Harper Event Maker‘s gorgeous wreaths? There were a whole lot of desserts at our wedding and a whole lot of kissing. This picture is the epitome of that!

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To me, this photo is timeless. It was shot outside of Back in the Day Bakery, my personal favorite. Cheryl and Griff were so sweet to let us take pictures. She even brought me a cupcake at my bachelorette party earlier that month! When I saw her the day of the wedding, her excitement made me feel like we had been friends forever. (Also, what did I say about kissing + dessert?)

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My brothers, ladies and gentlemen. These boys know how to get the party started. I love them so much and it made me the happiest to see them enjoying themselves on my wedding day. This picture is just plain fun.

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I told Jade and Matthew that I wanted our pictures to show off Savannah. This is it – old oak trees, young love. Our chapel was a few steps away. The trees were the perfect backdrop for the perfect day. Fun fact: John’s favorite pictures are the ones that have the trees framing the shot, like this one.

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Let’s get away. That’s what I think every time I see this photo of John and I climbing into the classic car. We took a few circles around the chapel before we took off to the bakery and the reception. John says one of his favorite memories of the day was when we drove down an oak covered road in a Savannah neighborhood and I laid my head on his shoulder. It was a short break from the beautiful chaos of the day and the best way to escape just the two of us… and our cabbie.

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I’m not sure what it is about this picture that make my heart beat just a bit faster. The sweetness in this picture is found in the slowness of the moment. For just a second before we became husband and wife, no one was telling us where to go or what to do. We could breathe it all in, just the two of us.

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When I stayed in Savannah for a summer, I fell in love with her squares and architecture. John and I are walking across the street to the iconic Harper Fowlkes House in this picture. Casually, I might add, like we do this every day in a suit, wedding dress, and floral crown. The architecture and landscape make these photos so timeless; I feel like these photos could belong in my grandmother’s wedding album – in the best way.

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Choosing one photo from over 600 is not easy, but I love everything about this picture. And really, it’s a simple choice because this photo is John and I being us. My heart smiles every time I look at him. The only difference between this picture and everyday life is that I don’t get to wear a floral crown on a daily basis.

YAY!

My favorite thing about the day was how joyful it felt. From the time I woke up at 6am to the last dance, everyone was happy. I loved looking around at the ceremony to see folks smiling from the pews at the chapel. It made my heart soar at the reception to see friends and family laughing and dancing. These pictures captured that spirit and I am so thankful.

details.

photos | Jade and Matthew Take Pictures

planning design flowers magic | Gray Harper Event Maker

desserts | Lavender and Honey

food | Chef Nick Mueller

chapel | Whitefield Chapel at Bethesda Academy

reception | Savannah Station

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